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ERIC Number: EJ895719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2680
Student Relationships across Social Markers of Difference in a Baltimore County, Maryland, Comprehensive High School, 1950-1969
Eick, Caroline
History of Education Quarterly, v50 n3 p359-389 Aug 2010
This article contributes to one's historical understanding of student experience in general, and more particularly, to one's understanding of developing cross-group relationships within desegregated schools over the second half of the twentieth century. The article draws from a broader study that examines students' evolving relationships within a matrix of intersecting identities in a Baltimore County comprehensive high school in Maryland between 1950 and 2000. The focus in this article is on Miller High students of the 1950s and 1960s during the early years of desegregation. Relationships remembered by graduates bring to light the hierarchical structure that distinguished white students along class and gender lines within an academically tracked system and the limitations and possibilities afforded African-American youth across class and gender as they encountered Miller High established norms for the first time in 1956 when the school desegregated. (Contains 70 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland